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against HEAVEN, and in for miae own fake, and will not rethy Sight, and am no more

member thy Sins.

Chap. lv. 6. Seek ye the Lord worthy to be called thy Son. while he may be found, call ye

22. But the Father said to upon him while he is near. his Servants, Bring forth the way, and the Unrighteous Man his

7. Let the Wicked forsake his best Robe, and put it on THOUGHTS : and let him return him, and put a Ring on his unto the Lord, and he will have Hand, and Shoes on his Feet. Mercy upon him, and to our God,

for he will abundantly pardon. 23. And bring hither the Ezek. xxxiii. 14. Wben I say unfatted Calf, and kill it; and to the Wicked, thou (nale iurely let us eat and be merry.

die : if he turn from his Sin, and

do that which is lawful and right; 24. For this my Son was 16. None of his Sins that he DEAD, and is ALIVE again;

hach conimitted shall be MENTIONhe was LOST, and is FOUND. which is lawivi and right; he Mail

ED unto him : he hath done that And they began to be merry. surely live.

25. Now his elder Son was Jonnui. 16. For God so loved the in the Field : and as he came World, that he gave his only beand drew nigh to the House, Lieveth on him, should nuc pe

gotten Son, that whosoerer sehe heard Mufick and Danc- NISH, but have everlasting Lips. ing.

17. For God sent nut his son in26. And he called one of World; but that the World through

to the World to condemn the the Servants, and asked what him might be saved. thefe Things meant.

2 Cor. v. 20. Now then we are 27. And he faid unto him, God did be leech you by us : we pray

Ainballadors for Christ, as though Thy Brother is come, and you in Christ's itcad, be ye reconthy Father has killed the fate ciled to God. ted Calf, because he hath re- Sin for us, who knew no Sin;

21. For he hath made him to be ceived him safe and found.

that we might be made the Righ28. And he was angry, teousness of God in him. and would not go in: there

Eph. ii.4. But God, who is RICH fore came his Father out, and wherewith he loved us,

in Mercy, for his great Love entreated him.

s. Even when we were dead in 29. And he anfwering, said Sins, hath quickned us together to his Father, Lo, these ma

with Chrift, (by Grace ye are saved)

1 John ii. 1. My little Children, ny Years do I serve thee, nei- these things write I unto you, that ther tranfgreled I at any ye sin ; and if any Man sin, time thy Commandment, and ther, 7013 Chrift the Righteous: yet thou never gavest me a 2. And he is the PROPITIATION Kd, that I might make for our Sins, and not for ours

only, but also for the SINs of the merry with my friends.

whole WORLD. zu. But as foon as this thy Son was come, which hath devoured thy Living with Harlots, thou haft killed for him the fatted Calf.

51. And he said unto him, Son, thou art erer with me, and all that I have is thire.

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32. It was meet that we should make merry and be glad : for this thy Brother was DEAD, and is ALIVE again, and was Lóst, and is FOUND.

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Of the Unjuft Steward.

Luke A

ND he said also unto his Disciples, There was xvi. I. a certain rich Man which had a Steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his

(a) 2 Cor. v. 9. Wherefore we Goods.

LABOUR, that whether present or 2. And (a) he called him,

absent we may be accepted of him.

10. For we must all appear beand said unto him, How is fore the Judgment-seat of Cbriff, it that I hear this of thee ? that every one may receive the Give an Account of thy Stew- Things pone in his Body, accord

ing to that he hath done, whether ardship: for thou mayst be it be good or bad. no longer Steward.

3. Then the Steward faid within himself, What shall I do? for my Lord taketh away from me the Stewardship: I cannot dig, to beg I am ashamed.

I am resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the Stewardship, they may receive me into their Houses,

5. So he called every one of his Lord's Debters unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto

my Lord ?

6. And he said, An hundred Measures of Oil. And he said unto him, Take thy Bill, and fit down quickly, and write fifty.

7. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou ? And he said, An hundred Measures of Wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy Bill, and write fourscore.

8. And the Lord commended the unjust Steward, becaufe he had done wisely: for the Children of this World are in their Generation wiser than the Children of Light.

9. And I say unto you, Make to your felves Friends of the Mammon of Unrighteousness, that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting Habitations.

io. He that is faithful in that which is leaft, is faithful also in much : and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much.

11. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the Unrighteous Mammon, who will commit to your Trust the true Riches?

12. And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another Man's, who shall give.you that which is your own?

13. No Servant can serve two Masters : for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.

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Luke THERE (a) was

(a) Psal. xlix. 6. They that trust a certain RICH felves in the Multitude of their

xvi, 19.

20. And

in their WEALTH, and boast chemMan, which was cloathed in RICHES : Purple and fine Linen, and 7. None of them can by any fared sumptuously every Day; to God a Ransom for him

Means redeem his Brother, nor give

: 8. (For the Redemption of their Soul is precious, and it ceaseth for

ever) 9. That he should still live for ever, and not see Corruption.

10. For he feeth that WISE Men die, likewise the Fool and the brutish Person perish, and leave their WEALTH to others.

11. Their inward Thought is, that their Houses shall continue for ever, and their Dwelling places to all Generations; they call their Lands after their own Names.

12. Nevertheless, Man being in HONOUR abideth not, he is like the Beasts that perilh.

13. This their way is their FOLLY; yet their Pofterity approve their SAYINGS.

14. Like Sheep they are laid in the Grave, Death shall feed on them; and the Upright shall have Dominion over them in the Morning, and their Beauty Thall consume in the Grave, from their Dwelling;

15. But Ġov will redeem my Soul from the Power of the Grave; for he shall receive me.

16. Be not thou AFRAID when one is made Rich, when the Glory of his House is increased.

17. For when he dicth, he shall carry NOTHING away: his GLORY shall not defcend after him.

18. Though whiles he lived, he blessed his Soul: and Men will praise thee, when thou dost well to thy self.

19. He shall go to the Generation of his Fathers, they shall never see Light.

20. Man that is in Honour, and understandeth not, is like the Beasts that perish.

Fames v. I. Go to now, ye RICH Men, weep and howl for the Micries that shall come upon you.

2. Your

BAOTH.

2. Your Riches are corrupted, and your Garments are Moth-eaten.

3. Your Gold and Silver is cankered ; and the Rult of them shall be a Witness againit you, and shall cat your Flesh as it were Fire : ye have heaped Treasure together for the Last Days.

4. Behold, the Hive of the Labourers which have reaped down your Fields, which is of you kept back by Fraud, crieth : and the Cries of them which have reaped, are entied into the Ears of the Lord of SA

5. Ye have lived in Pleasure on the Earth, and been wanton ; ye have nourished your Hearts, as in a Day of Slaughter.

6. Ye have condemned and killed the Just; and he doth not resist you, Job xxi. 1. But Job answered and said, 2. Hear diligently my Speech, and let this be your

Consolations. 7. Wherefore do the Wicked live, become old, yea, are MIGHTY in Power?

13. They spend their Days in Wealth, and in a Moment go down to the Grave.

14. Therefore they say unto Gov, Depart from us; for we desire not the KNOWLEDGE of thy Ways.

15. What is the Almighty, that we Mhould serve him ? and what Profit should we have, if we PRAY unto him?

17. How oft is the Candle of the Wicked PUT OUT? and how oft cometh their Destruction upon them? God distributeth Sorrows in his Anger.

18. They are as STUBBLE before the Wind, and as CHAFF that the Storm carrieth away.

19. God layeth up his INIQUITY for his Children : he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

20. His Eyes shall see his DESTRUCTION, and he shall drink of the Wrath of the ALMIGHTY.

21. For what Pleasure hath he in his House after him, when the Number of his Monclis is cut off in the midst ?

22. Shall any teach God Knowledge ? seeing he JUDGETH those that are HIGH.

26. They shall lie down alike in the Dust, and the Worms shall cover them.

29. Have ye not asked them that go by the Way ? and do ye noc know their Tokens ?

30. That the Wicked is reserved to the Day of DESTRUCTION; they shall be brought forth to the Day of WRATH.

Isai. xxx. 33. For Tophet is ordained of old : yea, for the King it is prepared, he hath made it deep and large : the Pile thereof is Fire, and much Wood; the Breath of the Lord, like a Stream of Brimstone, doth kindle it.

Chap. xxxiii. 14. The Sinners in Zion are afraid, Fearfulness hath surprized the HYPOCRITES : Who among us shall dwell with the devouring Fire ? Who amongst us shall dwell with everlasting Burn. INGS?

Chap. Ixvi. 24. And they shall go forth, and look upon the Carcases of the Men that' have transgressed against me : for their Worm shall not die, neither shall their Fire be quenched, and they shall be an abhorring unto all Flesh.

Matt. xvi. 26. What shall it profit a Man to gain the whole world, and lose his own SOUL ! Or what shall a Man give in EXCHANGE for his Soul !

(6) Psalm

20. And there was a cer- (b) Psalm X. 14. The Poor comtain Beggar named Lazarus, mitteth himself unto thee; thoa which was laid at his Gate,

art the Helper of the Fatherless.

PS, xxxiv. 6. This POOR MAN full of Sores,

cried, and the Lord heard him ; and 21. And defiring to be fed laved him out of all his Troiles

.

7. The ANGEL of the Lord enwith the Crumbs which fell

campeth round about them that fear from the rich Man's Table: him, and delivereth them. Moreover, the Dogs came Pf. lxix. 29. But I am POOR,

and and licked his Sores.

forrowful ; let thy SALVATION, O

God, set me up on high. 22. And (b) it came to

33. For the Lord hcareth the pass that the Beggar died, Poor, and despiseth not his Pricoand was carried by the An- ners. GELS into Abravan's Bo- the 'NEEDY when he crieth: the

Pf. Ixxii. 12. For he Mall deliver fom : The rich Man also Poor also, and him that hath no died, and was buried.

Helper.

13. He shall spare the Poor and 23. And in Hell he lift up Needy, and shall save the Souls of his Éyes, being in Torments, the Needy. and feeth Abraham afar off, 14. He shall redeem their Soul and Lazarus in his Bosom. cious Thall their Blood be in his

from Deceit and Violence: and pre24.

And he cried, and said, Sight. Father Abraham, have Mer- Ps. cvii. 41. Yet settech he the cy on me, and fend Lazarus, Poor on high from AFFLICTION. that he may dip the Tip of poor meet together : the Lord is his Finger in Water, and cool the Maker of them all. for I am tor

Ifai. xi. 4. But with RIGHTEmy Tongue;

OUSNESS shall he JUDGE the Poor, mented in this Flame.

and reprove with EQUITY, for the 25. But Abraham faid, Meek of the Earth. Son, remember that thou in Chap. XXV. 4. For thou hast been

a Strength to the Poor, a Strength thy Life-time receivedit thy to the Needy in his Distress. GOOD THINGS, and likewise

Jer. xx. 13. Sing unto the Lord, Lazarus EVIL THINGS: but praise ye the Lord : for he ha:h

delivered the Soul of the Poor from now he is comforted, and thou the Hand of Evil-doers. art tormented.

James ii. s. Hearken, my belov. 26. And befides all this, ed Brethren, Hath not God chosa

the Poor of this World, rich in between us and there is

FAITR, and Heirs of the Kinga great Gulph fixed : so that Dom which he hath promised to they which would pass from them that love him? hence to you, cannot neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

27. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, Father, that thou wouldft fend him to my Father's Houfe:

you

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28. For I have five Brethren ; that he may testify unto them, left they also come into this place of Torment.

29. Abraham

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